We Shall Remember Sam
Austin Service by Jan Galvin's father Joel L. Aldridge
At the Memorial Service at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington on Wednesday, his friends, colleagues, and hospital staff in turn stood to tell what Sam had meant to them. We were especially moved by the words of a solid, stolid man who, though he had not risen in recognition for Science yet was the one who, as guard, watched the doors as security, in simple words what he said excelled them all. "Sam greeted me each mornign with a smile. He called me by name. 'Good morning, George", he would say as he came through the doors. I will remember Sam."
Isaiah long ago spoke the word of the Lord saying, "I have redeemed thee. I have called thee by name. Thou art mine. When thou walkest through the waters, I will be with you and through the Flood it shall not overflow thee. When thou walkest through the fire thosu shall not be burned, neither shall the flames kindled upon thee for I am the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, the Saviour." (Isaiah 43:1-3b)
Memory is God's gift